What does facies mean?

Definitions for faciesˈfeɪ ʃiˌiz, -ʃiz

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  1. facies(Noun)


  2. facies(Noun)

    Facial features, like an expression or complexion, typical for patients having certain diseases or conditions (e.g. costive facies).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facies(noun)

    the anterior part of the head; the face

  2. Facies(noun)

    the general aspect or habit of a species, or group of species, esp. with reference to its adaptation to its environment

  3. Facies(noun)

    the face of a bird, or the front of the head, excluding the bill

  4. Origin: [L., from, face. See Face.]


  1. Facies

    In geology, a facies is a body of rock with specified characteristics. Ideally, a facies is a distinctive rock unit that forms under certain conditions of sedimentation, reflecting a particular process or environment. The term facies was introduced by the Swiss geologist Amanz Gressly in 1838 and was part of his significant contribution to the foundations of modern stratigraphy, which replaced the earlier notions of Neptunism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Facies

    fā′shi-ēz, n. general aspect of anything: the face, features. [L.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Facies

    The appearance of the face that is often characteristic of a disease or pathological condition, as the elfin facies of WILLIAMS SYNDROME or the mongoloid facies of DOWN SYNDROME. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facies in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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